Brain Surgery Treats Severe Tourette’s Syndrome
December 12, 2013
Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics. While there is no cure for Tourette syndrome, a handful of centers around the world are using deep brain stimulation to treat the most severe, chronic Tourette syndrome. This is Andrew Joannou's story.
Overcoming the Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia
May 23, 2011
Helen Rock suffered from recurrent episodes of intense facial pain for 10 years. She finally sought treatment for her trigeminal neuralgia at Mount Sinai.
Theater Owner Opts for Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Essential Tremor
May 20, 2013
What first began as hand trembling escalated to a severe essential tremor. Determined to better manage his symptoms, Ben Kolbert underwent deep brain stimulation at the Center for Neuromodulation at Mount Sinai.
Emergency Room Nurse Overcomes Essential Tremor
May 20, 2013
Susan Farber, NP, suffered from essential tremor so badly that she had to leave her job as an emergency room nurse. After deep brain stimulation to treat her tremor she has a new lease on life and is able to work again.
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery to treat Parkinson's Disease
April 18, 2013
Watch how Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery (DBS) completely transforms Michael Toscano's Parkinson's Disease. Michael is a retired New York City Police Officer and was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1997 at only 34 years old.